‘Work from home’ with a difference - at Sheffield hotel, with room service and a bar!
Working from home can have its challenges – family needs, loss of wi-fi, and lack of space – which is why a group of Sheffield hotels have launched the ‘hotel office’ as a solution.
Accor’s ‘hotel office’ solution offers a new option – with socially isolated work spaces, and the added perks of room service and a bar below the office.
Karelle Lamouche, chief commercial officer for Accor Europe, said: “Workers are looking for alternatives to home working and many aren’t ready to or can’t return to offices.
"Hotel Office is a safe and flexible ‘working from anywhere’ solution, which responds to the needs of employers needing to tackle productivity drops, whilst answering their duty of care to their staff to meet their physical and mental work pressures.
"As such many employers need a cost-effective, contract-free workspace solution for their staff which provides a reduced commute, flexibility and productivity in safe, clean private work spaces.”
A recent survey of 2,000 British office workers currently working from home has revealed that 41 per cent feel their work-life balance ‘has worsened since working from home due to coronavirus.’
And in worrying news for businesses, 22 per cent of Brits stated their productivity is down due to WFH distractions.
15% have struggled to balance the pressures of work and home life, and more than a third of British workers complained about failed technology impacting their home working, with 37 per cent citing technology issues as a WFH challenge.
A fifth of Brits miss their commute; something many would not have expected to say six months ago, but the switch-off time the commute allowed gave workers time to unwind before returning home.
Instead, now a quarter of Brits work longer hours, many working their commuting time.
A spokesman for Accor added: “The Hotel Office is the home office, only better – no distractions, clean ALLSAFE approved surroundings, room service, and hotel amenities, plus complete flexibility to book whenever there’s the need, even at an hour’s notice.
“With a range of Accor hotels and brands offering Hotel Offices, there are options from as little as £35 per day.”